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Hans Böckler Foundation (HBS) Online Seminar

Corona, Economy, Unions: The Effects of the Pandemic on Israel   For our partners from the Hans Böckler Foundation, we hosted and organized an online seminar titled “Corona, Economy, Unions: The Effects of the Pandemic on Israel”. Usually we would have hosted the annual study trip of the Hans Böckler Foundation, which of course had […]

A Scary Good Time at the Willy Brandt Center

Spooky stories and secret tales of Jerusalem On Saturday afternoon, September 12th, we invited the children of the Abu Tor neighborhood for a special program in our garden. Five young artists of the Ibtisamet Maqdisi Band from Jerusalem prepared for our small audience different plays, dance games, face painting and crafting workshops, as well as […]

The Anthropological View on Gender, Sexuality and Religion

An Online Lecture by Dr. Elazar Ben-Lulu on the Anthropological View on Gender, Sexuality and Religion: Intersections, Challenges and Contradictions – 29 August 2020   In his online lecture on gender, sexuality and religion, Dr. Elazar Ben-Lulu from Ben Gurion University gave insights into his research exploring religious rituals, and invited us to think about […]

New Bridges in Times of Isolation

Development of a new interactive and interdisciplinary artistic program   Corona forces everybody to plan and work differently – also those working as artists or organizers of cultural projects. Despite all difficulties, we were lucky to find out that this challenging situation also offers a lot of positive effects: new creative concepts, new spaces and […]

Study Day Givat Haviva

Studying Jerusalem with Students from the Givat Haviva International School   While most of the international students of Givat Haviva International School (GHIS) had to return to their home countries due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we decided to organize a study day for the remaining students. In order to learn about history, cultures, religions and […]

Let’s Lead Workshop in Sebastia

 New Capacity Building Program with Seeds for Seeds for Development and Culture‎ The first phase of the new Let’s Lead capacity building program with Seeds for Seeds for Development and Culture ended with a full-day outdoor activity in Sebastia, near Nablus. The 25 participants from all over the West Bank have worked for several months […]

Out of This Planet: Meteors, Aliens and Vegan Bacon

New cooperation with Holy Local Aliens Building bridges across borders   I: Meteor Showers  in the Negev Desert.  In August, we launched a new cooperation with Holy Local Aliens. They are a community of locals (and non-locals) in Israel and Palestine, meeting to explore and build bridges across borders. As mid-August happened to be the […]

Come Together, Right Now, Over a Livestream

The Power of Music During a Pandemic: UNESCO International Jazz Day 2020 in Palestine Established by the General Conference of UNESCO in 2011, the annual International Jazz Day which takes place every April 30th brings together countries and communities worldwide to celebrate jazz, and highlights music’s important role in encouraging dialogue, combating discrimination and promoting […]

Spooky Stories and Secret Tales of Jerusalem

Join us for a scary good time! 12-13. September, 2020   Interested in some spooky stories and secret tales of Jerusalem? We are looking forward to welcome you at our freshly renovated center and to kick off the new season with these thrilling outdoor events: Cakes, Clowns & Ghost Stories for Kids Saturday, September 12th […]

The WBC Team Bakes Delicious Ramadan Cookies

As we returned to the office after weeks of lockdown and home-office, it was time for a joint team activity. Ma’amoul is a typical cookie known in the entire Middle East, especially during Ramadan. Our Palestinian colleagues introduced us to the tradition and the recipe, and showed the team how to mix the semolina with […]